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>> Monday, July 6, 2009

C'mon fellas, you wannnnna see how I ride...



He's got a nice crib!

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Seriously, Danny...





As I've sat back and watched one of the busiest NBA off-season's I can remember, I'm still perplexed at what in the fuck(pardon the french) Danny Ainge is attempting to accomplish. Is it his goal to sign every old and washed-up player just because Kevin Garnett tells him thats what he should do? Is Ainge Garnett's bitch or what! First, he tells him that Rondo has an attitude problem and Ainge starts shopping one of the best young point guards in the league around just because somebody that's past their prime says so...

Then, out of all people to sign this offseason to add to a team that's average age is already starting to look like the pickup games at the local YMCA, you sign Rasheed Wallace. Yet, to my amazement he doesn't stop there! Ainge is courting 56 year old Grant Hill. What's next, Danny? You gonna ask Doc to suit up for you? How about yourself, you gonna take off the suit and put on the converse all-stars and "shoot a few buckets," as you old people say? Better yet, how about I introduce you to a friend of mine, I hear he's looking for a team!

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Seems kind of high..





This picture seemed appropriate since Jason Kidd is robbing Mark Cuban. Jason Kidd has reportedly verbally agreed to a three year and 25 million dollar deal to resign with the Dallas Mavericks. Which sounds ridiculous when you first see it, come on Jason Kidd is like 36 years old now. So why would the Mavericks want to pay a guy who'll be nearly 40 years old this kind of contract?

The only thing I can figure is that Kidd will retire before this contract is up. This is a type of retirement contract hopefully. Although, Kidd could play the three years and drain a lot cap away from the Mavericks. Luckily, he plays for the most gracious owner in the NBA who will pay it with a smile.

In other news,
Boston has signed another old ass man in Rasheed Wallace who will get them 12 points, 7 rebounds and more than a handful of techinicals. Oh and Hedo snubbed the Blazers on a verbal agreement to up and sign with the Raptors for whatever reason. I suppose there is a lot of Turkish people there?

Is it just me or does it seem like players are trading teams like it is NBA Live '95 now?

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Babe of the Day!

The PMB has recently added its daily humor post and has had success with our Volleyball Booty of the Week....well, we now introduce you to our Babe of the Day...sure, its stereotypical of a blog, but we know that you guys won't complain if we post another hot girl on here...

So Enjoy!!


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The Panthers of Pittsburgh...





When the Pittsburgh Panthers hired former NFL coach Dave Wannstedt the fan base expected him to take them to the highest level, and do so immediately. Wannstedt was unable to live up to the expectations and failed miserably, failing to win more than 6 games in his first 3 seasons. The fans began to wonder aloud if Wannstedet was the man for the job and suddenly Wannstedt's job security began to become a question mark. Pittsburgh came into last season with mild expecations following their last three seasons, but Wannstedt pushed the right buttons, and led the Panthers to nine wins and saved his job in the process.

While last season's team became a force to be reckoned with as the season progressed, Wannstedt believes he has the talent in place to make an even better run this season. However, the Panther's must replace their most talented players on either side of the ball. Stud running back LaSean McCoy opted for the NFL and linebacker Scott McKillop was lost due to graduation and replacing that kind of talent will not be an easy task.

McCoy's loss on offense will be a hurdle that must be overcome in order for the Panthers to have a successful season. McCoy accounted for the majority of the red-zone scoring and was an invaluable asset to this team. In order to combat the loss of McCoy, Bill Stull, the incumbent at quarterback must improve his overall efficiency and, in general, just become a better quarterback. Stull was shaky at best all last season, including throwing more interceptions (10) than touhdowns(9). If Stull's inconsistency remains a problem, Wannestedt will not be afraid to replace him with junior Pat Bostick. The Panthers also lost their top receiver Derek Kinder and they will attempt to replace him with a trio of wide receivers and a solid pass-catching tight end. Sophomore Jonathan Baldwin had a stellar freshman campaign and has the ability to throughly improve on that total this season. He will be joined by Oderick Turner on the outside and Nate Byham at tight end. Byham is an All-Big East caliber talent and will provide a nice check-down target for the quarterback.

The loss of McCoy, as we mentioned before, will be a very difficult position to fill. However, freshman running back Dion Lewis impressed the coaches throughout the spring, after an early enrollment, and looks to be the early favorite as the heir apparent. If Lewis earns the starting nod he'll have his path paved by a strong and formidable line. Jason Pinkston will anchor the line from his left tackle position and will have senior Joe Thomas his opposite. Center Robb Houser and guards John Malecki and Lucas Nix will help stabilize the line from the guard positions.

Pitt's defensive unit is lead by a pair of strong defensive ends, including All-Big East selection Greg Romeus. Romeus will be joined by Jabaal Sheard, Myles Carnagin, and Mick Williams on the defensive front. The Panther's need their defensive line to continue to be a formidable unit, because the linebacker position appears to be a weak unit. Greg Williams is the only returning starter and the defense will rely on seniors Steve Dell and Shane Murray to pick up the slack. However, the linebacking core appears to be the only weak unit on the defensive side of the ball. The defensive backfield returns nearly all the talent from a ball-hawking unit that intercepted 16 passes last season and was consistently making plays, including All-Big east performer Aaron Berry. Berry will be joined by Jovani Chappel at cornerback and Elijah Fields and Don DeCicco will be patrolling from the safety positions.

Wannestedt has been fairly successful on the recruiting trail, but this season his unit appears a bit weaker than normal. The Panthers class is ranked 47th in the country according to rivals.com and is headlined by running back Raymond Graham. Graham is believed to be the next star among a great lineage of running backs for the Panthers. Jack Lippert, a four star defensive end headlines the unit and is joined by another four-star talent in linebacker Dan Mason.

Schedule
September 5th-Youngstown State-Win
September 12th-@Buffalo-Win
September 19th-Navy-Win
September 26th-@N.C. State-Loss
October 2nd-@Louisville-Win
October 10th-UConn-Win
October 16th-@Rutgers-Win
October 24th-South Florida-Win
November 7th-Syracuse-Win
November 14th-Notre Dame-Loss
November 27th-West Virginia-Loss
December 5th-Cincinnati-Win

Season Projection: 9-3 (6-1 Big East)

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